For Whom The Bell Tolls

Is it possible to have stretch marks on your heart? The tension and pressure of the final minutes of front running were almost too much for the mortal system of The Terrace. Not so for the inspiring and inspired performers of the GFC. Like the extraordinary waves that lashed the surf coast the week before, [Read more]

The Axis of Enlightenment

By Rick Kane Somewhere between these three points lies the truth. Late last week, Crawf, writing for the little paper, (Victorian reference) argued that in the upcoming Easter Monday game between dreaded rivals, Hawthorn and Geelong, the Hawks would prevail. He finished his well balanced essay exclaiming that if the Hawks couldn’t beat the Cats [Read more]

Spontaneous combustion

by Kenneth Nguyen The dread thought has hung over me all Easter weekend, through a Good Friday spent getting dumped by 5-footers down at Lorne, through Saturday’s Mad Men catch-up session and Easter Sunday’s inevitable chocolate binge: We’re going to lose this one. For three seasons since 2008’s Day That Shall Not Speaketh Its Name, [Read more]

Under the arrogant exterior, we Cats supporters still get nervous

  by Daniel Paproth I’m nervous before this Easter Monday clash. I’m always nervous before Geelong/Hawthorn matches. Even though my arrogance and joking over-confidence always win out, deep down, I feel the same as many other Cats fans – 08 still hurts.   09 and 11 more than made up for that loss, mind you. [Read more]

Beating the nerves (and the Hawks)

  by Cait Mullen Normally, I go to the footy with my dad and siblings but as they’re all away I’ve had to scrounge up a replacement to go to the Geelong v. Hawthorn game with me. After being away for 12 months I have craved the atmosphere and emotions of going to the footy [Read more]

Geelong versus Hawthorn Day!

  AFL Round 2 Geelong vs Hawthorn By Susie Giese   I swear I am a child. Excitement is the overriding feeling. I can’t sleep. I try to read a book, watch a DVD, but I can’t distract myself. I’m too excited for tomorrow. It’s my favourite day of the year. I dream about it [Read more]

While it’s still fresh

..and only slightly scattered in my head. The game got so intense toward the end that I’m finding it hard to recall the last quarter. Just a series of moments with a firm grip on my heart throughout! The first time since ’08 that I’ve gone to a Cats v Hawks game expecting to lose. [Read more]

Get the port and the fairy cakes

  In the fine Australian film Spotswood, when Alwyn Kurts’s character – the elderly owner of a struggling moccasin factory – receives news that a decision has gone his way, he is over the moon and in need of an appropriate celebration. He says to his wife excitedly, “Darling, get the port. And the fairy [Read more]